A Glimpse of Our Past
René Le Fort 1869–1951
Article first published online: 20 JAN 2011
Copyright © 2010 Wiley-Liss, Inc.
Special Issue: Special Issue on Cadaver Use in Trauma Research
Volume 24, Issue 3, pages 278–281, April 2011
How to Cite
Noffze, M. J. and Tubbs, R. S. (2011), René Le Fort 1869–1951. Clin. Anat., 24: 278–281. doi: 10.1002/ca.21091
- Issue published online: 21 MAR 2011
- Article first published online: 20 JAN 2011
- Manuscript Accepted: 5 OCT 2010
- Manuscript Revised: 25 JAN 2010
- Manuscript Received: 19 JAN 2009
Over a century ago, The French surgeon René Le Fort described the anatomical basis for fractures of the mid-face. His nomenclature is still used today using the eponym “Le Fort fractures.” Although Le Fort's name is well known in association with the fractures that he described, little is known of his life. Therefore, the present article will discuss the background of this important individual in craniofacial trauma. Clin. Anat. 24:278–281, 2011. © 2011 Wiley-Liss, Inc.